The Very Best
Macaroni Pasta Salad with Shrimp and tomatoes, crisp celery, bell pepper, scallions
with a creamy mayonnaise dressing
Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 25 min
Yield: 12 cups
16 ounces small salad macaroni pasta
3/4 cups scallions, sliced
2/3 cup celery, sliced, including leaves
2/3 cup red bell peppers, small dice
2/3 cup tomatoes, seeded, diced
1/4 cup sweet pickle relish, or dill if you prefer
6 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped coarsely
1/3 to 1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 cups small peeled shrimp,
salt and pepper, to taste
parsley sprigs for garnish
Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse under cold running water to remove all starch, rinse and drain again thoroughly.
Combine pasta in a large bowl with scallions, celery, bell peppers, tomatoes, relish and parsley.
If not serving immediately, cover and refrigerate. Just before serving fold in the mayonnaise and carefully add the shrimp so that they stay whole. Season the mixture with salt and pepper, garnish with fresh parsley sprigs and serve.
|Wine recommendation: Pinot Gris; Chardonnay|